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Nyc historical pictures. Land Of Golden Dreams: Lesson Plans. Bring history and American literature to life using these lesson plans based on primary materials about the California Gold Rush in the collections of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Land Of Golden Dreams: Lesson Plans

The lesson plans complement the school curriculum and are accompanied by an online exhibition. Grades 4-5 Grades 7-12 Grades 4-5 This unit of study, for social studies, includes five lessons, each of which draws on primary documents and images and includes background information, activities, and questions to consider. All of the curriculum materials in these two units are available for download in Portable Document Format (PDF).

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Border Crossing: The International School of the Americas Makes a Connection. Friendship Through Education: A Sampler of International Web Projects. Students from around the world exchange data and learn about each other through a variety of online projects.

Friendship Through Education: A Sampler of International Web Projects

A month after the September 11 terrorist attacks, former President George W. Bush announced the formation of a nationwide educational effort to "fight fear with friendship. " "We're going to ask schools all across the USA to join with schools in other countries, to spread the message that we care for each other, that we want to understand each other better," Bush said. United Nations Intl School: International Award Program. The International Award Program (IA) is a self-development program which equips students with life skills that help them make a difference within themselves, their communities, and the world.

United Nations Intl School: International Award Program

The award, which is available to Tut House students, began in the United Kingdom and has had more than eight million participants since its inception in 1956. The Bronze Level and Silver Levels require six months to complete, while the Gold requires a year. UNIS administers the program, providing IA record booklets in which each participant records information on the four sections of the award– Service, Physical Recreation, Skill and the Adventurous Journey. It is in the organization of the Adventurous Journey that the school provides participants with the most support and guidance. The program gives students the opportunity to be recognized for their individual efforts, especially in their applications to colleges and universities.

Required Forms Payment Information On memo line include: A School with a Worldview: Teens Learn Beyond Borders. In our eleventh year as the International School of the Americas (ISA) in San Antonio, Texas, we are still an evolving and growing community of learners.

A School with a Worldview: Teens Learn Beyond Borders

At the time of our founding, we were one of the first reform-minded small schools developed in a context of the mega high school in Texas. Although NAFTA (the North America Free Trade Agreement) was the dominant political issue in the state back then, international education was not foremost in the minds of Texan politicians or school leaders. Yet, from a position paper written by Professor Tom Sergiovanni at San Antonio's Trinity University grew a new notion of high schooling designed to be an intimate, internationally focused, relationship-driven enterprise within the context of a public magnet high school of choice.

ISA's small size -- we have just 460 students -- and our use of grade-level teams provides a strong sense of not just community but also family. Travel-Enriched Curriculum. Graphic Organizer: Venn Diagram. Kwl mod. 8 Ways to Liven Up the Museum Field Trip. A few years ago I took my students to see an exhibit of work by William Kentridge, an artist from South Africa who uses drawings, robotics, and animation to explore themes of historical memory.

8 Ways to Liven Up the Museum Field Trip

What's not to love? However, when I went to the museum lobby to wait for them -- a full five minutes before the meeting time, there they all were, apparently bored and fidgeting with their smart phones. Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators. Considering how ubiquitous smartphones and tablets have become, especially in high school and middle school, questions about managing use and educating students about digital etiquette are on a lot of educators' minds.

Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators

This year, in conjunction with October’s Connected Educator Month, Common Sense Media is sponsoring Digital Citizenship Week from October 18 to October 24. And we wanted to pull together some of the best resources to help educators talk about digital responsibility and safety online. Here, you'll find resources that cover today's digital landscape, ideas for student activities, and strategies for engaging parents. There are plenty of valuable resources for educators and parents to share, but here are six of my favorites: Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum for K-12: Common Sense Media’s interactive curriculum offers something for every grade level.

More Resources From Edutopia. Edutopia. How it's done: Start Place-Based Learning in Your Classroom Crellin educators share these suggestions for others who are interested in trying place-based learning in their schools or classrooms. 1.

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Keep an Eye Open for Opportunities Crellin finds opportunities for place-based learning lessons or projects by simply stepping outside of the classroom and keeping an eye open for ideas. "When you use your place, everything that the kids are doing becomes relevant," describes Dana McCauley, Crellin's principal.

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Global Education On a Dime: A Low-Cost Way to Connect. Educators don't need huge budgets to develop a global-education program.

Global Education On a Dime: A Low-Cost Way to Connect

8 Ways to Liven Up the Museum Field Trip. United Nations Intl School. Lesson Plans - Student Teaching Fall 2012 & American Boychoir School Spring 2013.